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Microsoft launches ambitious blockchain project to help creators get paid

It seems that Microsoft isn’t done experimenting with blockchain technology.<p>Microsoft and Ernst & Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday.<p>The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft’s game publisher partners. …

Blockchain

Python Generators Tutorial

Python generators are a powerful, but misunderstood tool. They're often treated as too difficult a concept for beginning programmers to learn — …

Python Programming

RIP Anthony Bourdain

I’ve written many posts over the years related to superstar chef, author, traveler and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. I never thought that I’d be …

Anthony Bourdain

How Anthony Bourdain Encouraged Us All to Be Better Travelers

“As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — …

Travel

Anthony Bourdain's Radical Intimacy

Bourdain saw food and feasts like a moment in the backseat of a car, with something like eagerness and awe simultaneously.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. In his memory, we're running a series of essays about the ways he changed our</i> …

Customer Service

How to Live, According to Anthony Bourdain

How to eat, how to be young, and when to shut the fuck up.<p><i>We at MUNCHIES are devastated by the death of Anthony Bourdain, one of our friends and heroes. Bourdain was a real one.</i> <i>Over the course of his wildly prolific career, he taught us so much—about eating, about traveling, and about experiencing</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

If You Have One of These 3 Uncommon Traits, You're Built to Be an Entrepreneur

Forget taking risks or being competitive. Here's how to know if you're born to be an entrepreneur.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique breed. When others see problems, we see opportunities. When we're explicitly told <i>not</i> to do something, we often pursue it. And when we succeed, we relish in knowing that it …

Entrepreneurship

Retirement planning: How much should I contribute to an IRA — and how often?

IRAs are a great way to save for retirement, because they give you a tax break for doing so. It’s basically a reward for looking after your future self.<p>But how do you maximize the benefits of an IRA? Here’s how much and how often to contribute to your IRA.<p>How much should I contribute?<p>In a perfect …

Retirement

China’s Shimao Wonderland is a World-first Luxury Hotel Built in a Water-Filled Quarry

China seems intent on giving Dubai a run for its money on out-of-this-world construction projects. When the former announced the Waterworld Hotel …

Luxury Lifestyle

THIS is how to wear a skirt suit

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Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt: ‘An interface between mind and machine will happen’

I now see companies emerging actually promising to do what I wrote about in fiction Eric Leuthardt<p><b>Dr Eric C Leuthardt, 45, is a neurosurgeon at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the co-founder of NeuroLutions, a research laboratory developing direct</b> <b>interfaces between mind and computer</b><b>.</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

Microsoft created tens of thousands of millionaires after going public. Can these three stocks do the same?<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has …

1 Thing Most Americans Don't Know About Their 401(k)

What you don’t know about your 401(k) could cost you.<p>Only 27% of Americans who participate in a 401(k) plan know how much they're paying in fees, …

Average Apple Device Lifespan Estimated at Just Over Four Years by Analyst

Asymco analyst Horace Dediu this week shared new research that focuses on determining the average lifespan of Apple devices. Dediu's research doesn't break down data on a specific product level, but instead encompasses Apple's entire stable of products in one general lifespan average. According to …

Tim Cook

Most Asian markets higher after Wall Street gains

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets mostly extended gains on Tuesday after Wall Street finished higher overnight. The upcoming Federal Reserve …

5 Most Adventurous Places Every Sagittarius Should Travel To Solo Before 25

Adventure is out there. This year, I made it my New Year's resolution to travel more. Ever since I studied abroad, my wanderlust has been absolutely …

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Recipes

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

Everything You Need to Know Before Traveling to Europe

The prospect of a trip to Europe is truly a magical thing, but don’t let those rose colored glasses blind you to the nuts and bolts of your visit or …

Cargo Pants

Bitcoin Is Now Bigger Than Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley

Released after the financial crisis to potentially supplant the banking powers that be, bitcoin has finally beaten Wall Street — at least in one …

Amazon might be lowering the rate of inflation globally

Another investment bank analyst has signed on to the idea that the internet is holding down the rate of inflation.<p>Bilal Hafeez, the global head of G10 FX strategy and head of EMEA research at Nomura, published two notes last month on whether the value of the dollar was being held down by Amazon and …

Amazon Is on the Verge of a Colossal Breakdown After Whole Foods Deal

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) isn't looking quite so prime as we hit the end of the summer.<p>Make no mistake, Amazon has enjoyed a very strong year in 2017, …

5 of the coolest things we heard about the future of technology at Moscow's quantum tech summit

Today's gadgets and electronics are beginning to bump against the ceiling of what is possible under classical technology, so scientists and engineers are turning to quantum physics to bring our sci-fi dreams into reality.<p>"Quantum physics is in the process of unlocking the next generation of killer …

This Flight Deal Lets You Visit Paris and Iceland for Only $350 Round-Trip

You can add a short trip to Iceland for no extra cost.<p>Score a trip to Paris this fall for as little as $350 round-trip with Icelandair — including an …

Fly Around The World For Just $1,110

If a tight summer budget is holding back your big travel plans, this is a deal you won’t want to let pass you by. Brought to you by the Airfare Spot, …

'Hack-proof' quantum internet networks closer to reality, studies say

A powerful quantum internet that's impervious to hacking is a little closer to reality thanks to breakthroughs outlined in two new studies this …

Best Buy Has a New Way to Fight Amazon

The company has a new partner that lets it do something its rival does not offer.<p>For a long time, <b>Best Buy</b>'s (NYSE:BBY) biggest advantage became its …

This Airline Is Offering $55 Flights to Europe

More than 400 seats are available for the deal<p>WOW Air is launching $55 flights from the U.S. to Europe.<p>The Icelandic airliner announced it will offer …

Google's data center raises the stakes in this state's 'water wars'

Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers.<p>For …

The smartphone is eventually going to die — this is Mark Zuckerberg's crazy vision for what comes next

At last week's Facebook F8 conference in San Jose, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his ambitious 10-year plan for the company, first revealed in April 2016.<p>Here's the current version of that roadmap, revealed by Zuckerberg last week:<p>Basically, Zuckerberg uses this road map to …